Jessica Bower Relevo, Resource Sharing and Reserves Librarian, and Sarah Tudesco, Program Director, Assessment & UX Research, both at Yale University Library, chosen for the STARS Publication Recognition Award
“Course Reserves during the COVID 19 Pandemic: Pivoting Print to Electronic Reserves through a Data Driven Process” was chosen because it fully met every requirement of the award – from quality of writing to adequate data and documentation. Committee members commended the authors for addressing a current need in the pandemic environment that has relevance for future disaster response and increased remote learning generally. The practical element of the article was apparent in that other libraries could easily follow and/or adapt at their own institutions. Overall, this was a thorough, well written, and timely article that was well deserving of this award.
Jessica has been a very active member in the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources (STARS) section of RUSA, participating on many committees and serving as the Chair of the section in 2020-2021. Jessica is also active in the Ivy Plus Library Confederation, serves as a consulting editor for a prominent access services journal, and involved in other various projects and organizations.
Sarah has extensively contributed to the profession through publishing and presenting. She is also active in the Ivy Plus Library Confederation as well as many Yale University and Yale Library committees and groups.
The annual RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award was established in 2018.
The selection committee was Chaired by Amy Rebecca Paulus (Chair).